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  • uploads///Q All Other
    Earnings Report

    How Did Reynolds American’s ‘All Other’ Segment Perform in 4Q15?

    RAI’s increase in revenue was driven by the continued strong performance of Vuse Digital Vapor Cigarette in 4Q15.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Earnings Report

    Will Philip Morris Beat Wall Street Revenue Estimates in 4Q15?

    For 4Q15, the Wall Street consensus revenue estimate for Phillip Morris is $6.5 billion, an 8.8% decrease from the revenue in the corresponding quarter last year.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Reynolds American Rise on June 20?

    Reynolds American (RAI) has a market cap of $73.4 billion. It rose by 1.6% to close at $51.03 per share on June 20, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    Reynolds American’s Santa Fe Business Sees Strong 3Q15 Results

    Reynolds American’s Santa Fe subsidiary’s 3Q15 revenue rose 21.8% to $0.21 billion in 3Q15 compared to $0.18 billion in 3Q14.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Does Reynolds American Compare to Its Peers?

    Reynolds American’s peers have outperformed it based on price-to-earnings. However, Reynolds American is ahead of its peers based on price-to-sales.

    By Gabriel Kane
  • uploads///Q EPS Estimates
    Earnings Report

    Philip Morris Let Down Investors with 1Q16 Earnings

    Philip Morris International (PM) released its 1Q16 earnings on April 19, 2016. The company’s adjusted diluted EPS fell 15.5% to $0.98 compared to $1.15 in 1Q15.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s the Latest News from Philip Morris?

    Philip Morris International (PM) has a market cap of $136.3 billion. It rose 0.47% to close at $88.18 per share on December 6, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
  • uploads///Q Sales
    Consumer

    Can Favorable Pricing and iQOS Help Philip Morris’s 2Q16 Revenue?

    Philip Morris (PM) is set to release its 2Q16 earnings results before the Market opens on July 19, 2016. PM’s earnings and revenue missed the consensus Wall Street analyst expectations in 1Q16.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Philip Morris Plans to Increase Market Share of iQOS

    Philip Morris International (PM) has a market cap of $153.4 billion. It rose by 0.14% to close at $99 per share on August 12, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Was High-Yield Bond Issuance Slow Last Week?

    Last week brought the total US dollar-denominated issuance of high-yield debt to $66.5 billion in 2016 YTD—47.0% lower than the same period in 2015.

    By Lynn Noah
  • uploads///Q Margins
    Earnings Report

    No Sign of Improvement in Philip Morris’s 1Q16 Operational Margin

    Gross margin and free cash flow Philip Morris’s (PM) gross margin decreased 0.7 points to 65.5% in 1Q16, compared to 66.3% in 1Q15. Despite the adverse currency impact, Philip Morris is focused on generating strong free cash flow in line with last year’s level. The company’s free cash flow (or FCF) increased by more than […]

    By Penny Morgan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Reynolds American Rise 14% on October 21?

    Price movement Reynolds American (RAI) has a market cap of $67.3 billion. It rose 14.0% to close at $53.78 per share on October 21, 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and year-to-date (or YTD) price movements were 13.8%, 10.3%, and 19.6%, respectively, on the same day. RAI is trading 14.1% above its 20-day moving average, 11.2% […]

    By Gabriel Kane
  • uploads///pm pm
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Philip Morris Starts Its New Manufacturing Facility in Italy

    Price movement Philip Morris International (PM) has a market cap of $159.0 billion. It fell 0.19% to close at $101.53 per share on September 23, 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and year-to-date (or YTD) price movements were 2.7%, 1.4%, and 17.9%, respectively, on the same day. PM is trading 1.4% above its 20-day moving average, […]

    By Gabriel Kane
  • uploads///Q Wine overview
    Earnings Report

    Altria’s Wine Segment Delivered Robust 1Q16 Results

    Altria Group’s (MO) wine segment’s 1Q16 net revenue rose 8.2% to $0.15 billion compared to $0.13 billion in 1Q15.

    By Penny Morgan
  • uploads///rai pm
    Earnings Report

    A Look at Reynolds American’s 3Q16 Performance

    Price movement Reynolds American (RAI) has a market cap of $66.3 billion. It fell 2.1% to close at $46.29 per share on October 19, 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and year-to-date (or YTD) price movements were -1.7%, -2.9%, and 2.9%, respectively, on the same day. RAI is trading 2.2% below its 20-day moving average, 4.5% […]

    By Gabriel Kane
  • uploads///FQ wine seg
    Earnings Report

    Altria’s 4Q15 Wine Segment Revenue Increased

    Altria’s (MO) fiscal 4Q15 net revenue for its wine segment increased 7.4%. Full-year 2015 revenue increased 7.6% to $0.2 billion.

    By Penny Morgan
  • uploads///Q Asia Region
    Earnings Report

    Why Philip Morris’s 1Q16 Market Share Declined in Asia

    Net revenue for Philip Morris’s (PM) Asia region decreased 8.7% to ~$2 billion in 1Q16. This compares to $2.2 billion in 1Q15.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Moody’s Expects Marijuana to See Limited Revenue

    On May 8, Moody’s provided insights into the potential of the US and Canadian marijuana industries.

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Philip Morris Downgraded to ‘Neutral’

    Philip Morris International (PM) has a market cap of $140.6 billion. It fell 0.89% to close at $90.42 per share on January 4, 2017.

    By Gabriel Kane
  • uploads///vgr pm
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Vector Group Declares Dividend of $0.40 per Share

    Vector Group (VGR) has a market cap of $2.7 billion. Its stock rose 0.82% to close at $20.97 per share on December 6, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Gabelli Downgrades Johnson Controls Stock to ‘Hold’

    In fiscal 2016, JCI reported net sales of $37.7 billion, a rise of 1.3% YoY (year-over-year).

    By Gabriel Kane
  • uploads///rai pm
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Reynolds American Declares Dividend of $0.46 per Share

    Reynolds American (RAI) has a market cap of $76.9 billion. It fell 0.26% and closed at $53.96 per share on December 1, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    Why Philip Morris’s iQOS Sales in Japan Are Promising

    According to the WHO, under the current regulatory regimes, the percentage of the cigarette smoking population is expected to fall from 22% to 19% by 2025.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Jefferies Gave Philip Morris International a ‘Hold’ Rating

    Jefferies has initiated coverage of Philip Morris International with a “hold” rating and set the stock’s price target at $96 per share.

    By Gabriel Kane
  • uploads///pm pm
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Citigroup Gave Philip Morris International a ‘Neutral’ Rating

    Philip Morris International (PM) has a market cap of $159.4 billion. It fell 1.7% to close at $98.93 per share on September 13, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Goldman Sachs Upgrades Philip Morris International to ‘Conviction Buy’

    Price movement Philip Morris International (PM) has a market cap of $162.2 billion. It rose 3.2% to close at $100.64 per share on September 12, 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and year-to-date (or YTD) price movements were -1.1%, 1.8%, and 16.9%, respectively, on the same day. PM is trading 0.49% above its 20-day moving average, […]

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Moody’s Affirmed Philip Morris’s Ratings

    Philip Morris International (PM) has a market cap of $155.4 billion. It rose by 0.78% to close at $99.17 per share on August 10, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    CLSA Upgrades Reynolds American to ‘Outperform’

    Reynolds American (RAI) has a market cap of $71.8 billion. Its stock rose by 0.53% to close at $49.18 per share on August 8, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
  • uploads///Q Pre Margins
    Consumer

    Will Higher Pricing Increase Altria’s 2Q16 Operating Margin?

    Altria’s (MO) 1Q16 gross margin rose to 58.6% compared to 57.9% in 1Q15.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Consumer

    Can Philip Morris’s Stock Maintain Its Peak after 2Q16 Results?

    Philip Morris’s stock price fell by 1.3% to $99.28 after it released its 1Q16 earnings.

    By Penny Morgan
  • uploads///Q EPS
    Consumer

    Can Philip Morris Beat Its 2Q16 Earnings Expectations?

    The Wall Street consensus analyst expectation for Philip Morris’s adjusted diluted EPS in 2Q16 is $1.19 per share.

    By Penny Morgan
  • uploads///pm pm
    Company & Industry Overviews

    ICSID Dismisses Philip Morris’s Lawsuit against Uruguay

    Philip Morris International (PM) has a market cap of $160.6 billion. Its stock rose by 1.3% to close at $103.09 per share on July 8, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
  • uploads///Q Inventory
    Consumer

    Analyzing Tobacco Companies’ 1Q16 Inventory Levels

    1Q16 inventory levels were lower for tobacco companies due to falling cigarette shipment volumes.

    By Penny Morgan
  • uploads///Q consolidation
    Consumer

    Could Acquisitions Mean Opportunities for the Tobacco Industry?

    The US tobacco industry is highly concentrated Its three leading players accounted for a combined retail (XRT) volume share of 86% in 2014.

    By Penny Morgan
  • uploads///pm pm
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Philip Morris Fall 4% on June 24?

    Philip Morris International (PM) has a market cap of $151.6 billion. It fell by 4.1% to close at $97.71 per share on June 24, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    JPMorgan Chase Upgrades Philip Morris to ‘Overweight’

    Philip Morris International (PM) has a market cap of $156.1 billion. It rose by 0.58% to close at $100.73 per share on June 17, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Vector Group’s Quarterly Dividend of $0.40 per Share

    Vector Group (VGR) has a market cap of $2.7 billion. It rose by 0.56% to close at $21.59 per share on June 1, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    RAI’s Awareness Campaign for Its Natural American Spirit Brand

    Reynolds American’s (RAI) Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company’s Natural American Spirit brand aligns with consumers seeking authentic products. The company notes that Natural American Spirit brand is made of natural, additive-free tobacco.

    By Penny Morgan
  • uploads///Q Stock Price overview
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Reynolds American’s Stock Price Has Risen by 9.8% Year-to-Date

    During 1Q16, Reynolds American’s board approved an increase of 16.7% in its quarterly cash dividend to $0.42 per share, or an annualized $1.68.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    RAI’s Innovation Transformation, No Ban on Flavors from FDA

    Reynolds American’s (RAI) key to transformation is robust results and an active innovation pipeline. The company formed RAI Innovation Company to seek alternatives to traditional cigarettes.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Reynolds American’s Drive Brands Comprise 93% of Its Portfolio

    Reynolds American’s (RAI) acquisition transaction with Lorillard and its related divestitures to Imperial Tobacco (ITYBY) occurred in order to shift cigarette volumes into RAI’s drive brands.

    By Penny Morgan
  • uploads///Q Smokeable overview
    Earnings Report

    Why Altria’s 1Q16 Smokeable Segment’s Shipment Volume Rose

    Altria Group’s (MO) smokeable product segment’s net revenue rose 3.8% to $5.4 billion in 1Q16 compared to $5.2 billion in 1Q15.

    By Penny Morgan
  • uploads///Q EPS overview
    Earnings Report

    By How Much Did Altria’s 1Q16 Earnings Outperform Estimates?

    Altria Group (MO) released its 1Q16 earnings on April 28, 2016. Its adjusted diluted EPS (earnings per share) rose 14.3% to $0.72 in 1Q16.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Vector Group Is Issuing 7.75% Senior Secured Notes Due in 2021

    Vector Group (VGR) has a market cap of $2.6 billion. VGR fell by 2.1% to close at $21.14 per share on May 2, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
  • uploads///Q EEMA Region
    Earnings Report

    Philip Morris’s 1Q16 Shipment Volume Declined in Russia

    PM’s increase in revenue on a constant currency basis was primarily due to favorable pricing of $0.1 billion, driven by Russia and Turkey, and partially offset by Ukraine.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Can Tobacco Companies Improve 1Q16 Inventory Levels?

    Inventory levels for 4Q15 were lower for tobacco companies due to declining shipment volume of cigarettes. The overall cigarette industry volume declined 0.5% in 4Q15.

    By Penny Morgan
  • uploads///Q Stock Price
    Earnings Report

    How Does Reynolds American Stock Look Compared to Peers?

    Reynolds American’s (RAI) stock price rose 2.2% to $48.50 on February 11, 2016, after results were announced.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Vector Group Just Declared a Quarterly Dividend of $0.40 Per Share

    Vector Group fell 1.2% to close at $22.35 per share on March 2. VGR’s weekly, monthly, and YTD price movements were -2.1%, -5.2%, and -5.3%, respectively.

    By Gabriel Kane
  • uploads///Q Sales Estimates
    Earnings Report

    Philip Morris’s Revenue Missed due to Lower Volumes in 4Q15

    Philip Morris International’s (PM) reported revenue, excluding excise taxes, fell 11.2% to $6.4 billion in 4Q15 compared to $7.2 billion in 4Q14.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Weighing Altria Group’s Strengths and Opportunities

    Altria’s major strength is its diversified portfolio, which includes wine and beer assets. Altria has the most diverse business model among US peers.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing Reynolds American’s Strategy Behind the Lorillard Acquisition

    On June 12, 2015, Reynolds American completed its acquisition of Lorillard and related divestitures. Lorillard is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reynolds.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Reynolds American Keeps Improving Its Product Distribution

    Reynolds American distributes cigarettes through direct wholesale deliveries from a local distribution center and several public US warehouses.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Reynolds American: Strengths and Opportunities on the Horizon

    Reynolds American’s biggest strength is its diverse brand portfolio. The company has built some of the best-known cigarette brands.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Reynolds American’s Competitive Positioning: Porter’s Five Forces

    The US tobacco industry consists of a few tobacco giants. The industry concentration has increased with Reynolds’ acquisition of Lorillard.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding Altria’s Wine Business Segment

    Altria’s subsidiary Ste. Michelle is a leading producer of Washington state wines. It owns wineries and distributes wines in several regions and countries.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Altria’s Nu Mark Subsidiary: Innovation in Tobacco Products

    Altria has another core business subsidiary called Nu Mark, which is engaged in the manufacture and sale of innovative products, including e-vapor products.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Altria Group’s Smokeable Tobacco Product Segment

    MO’s tobacco business segment consists of smokeable and smokeless tobacco products. The company’s smokeable tobacco companies include PM USA and Middleton.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Philip Morris’s Growth Hurdles Ahead: Weaknesses and Threats

    Philip Morris faces an exceptional level of scrutiny, taxation, and regulation. Global health consciousness and ongoing litigation also pose a threat.

    By Penny Morgan
  • uploads///PM Innovation
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Philip Morris’s New Innovative Products in the Reduced-Risk Tobacco Market

    Philip Morris now develops innovative products for adult smokers based on new technologies and trends. It aims to use reduced-risk products to compete.

    By Penny Morgan
  • uploads///Supply chain
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Philip Morris’s Initiatives to Boost Distribution and Manufacturing Channels

    Philip Morris oversees the distribution of tobacco products in more than 180 countries and territories and owns 50 manufacturing facilities across 23 markets.

    By Penny Morgan
  • uploads///Seg
    Company & Industry Overviews

    The 2014 Revenue Wobble in Philip Morris’s Asia Segment

    Philip Morris’s Asia revenue decreased 16.9% in 2014. The region contributed to 29.3% of the company’s total revenue. Its operating profit decreased by 31%.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Introducing Philip Morris International

    Incorporated in Virginia in 1987, Philip Morris is a leading tobacco company whose revenue in 2014 was ~$80 billion—$29.8 billion after excise taxes.

    By Penny Morgan
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